Pompeo: Extending Sovereignty Is Up to Israel

(U.S. State Department) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday: "We unveiled a Middle East peace vision some number of months ago now, and we're continuing to work down that path. Decisions about Israel and extending sovereignty in other places are decisions for the Israelis to make and we are talking to all of the countries in the region about how we can manage this process for our end state objective. It's the objective that the [Israeli] prime minister has certainly acknowledged he wants. He wants our Middle East peace vision to be successful. The Gulf states have all indicated that they are hopeful that we can put that in place." "I regret only that the Palestinian Authority has refused to participate in that. They simply have rejected this out of hand. We simply asked that they come to the negotiating table based on what's outlined in the Vision for Peace, and they have chosen not to. They have chosen to threaten, to bluster, to assert that they're going to deny the ability to do security - that's not good for the Palestinian people. It's dangerous for the people that live in those places too."

2020-06-25 00:00:00

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